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Avg. test scores 72%
High school dipl. 8%
Bachelors degree 30%

Columbus school information

IndexColumbusMississippiNational
Average Test Scores14%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools2089379,221
Total private schools920624,874
Total post-secondary schools1687,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Columbus are 72% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 20 public schools in Columbus
  • 79.7% of people in Columbus have completed 8th grade
  • 76.5% of people in Columbus have completed high school
  • 21.4% of people in Columbus have completed a bachelors degree

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Compare Columbus, MS Schools

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      Education level achieved in Columbus

      IndexColumbusMississippiNational
      Completed 8th grade79.7%78.6%84.3%
      Completed high school76.5%76.7%83.0%
      Completed some college51.7%52.5%59.4%
      Completed associate degree29.4%29.8%38.5%
      Completed bachelors21.4%21.0%30.3%
      Completed masters9.1%7.9%11.5%
      Completed professional degree3.0%2.2%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.1%0.9%1.3%

      Columbus, MS School Districts

      • Columbus Municipal School District
      • Lowndes County School District

      There are a total of 20 public schools, 9 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Columbus. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Columbus, MS schools is 14%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Columbus, MS, an average of 79.7% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 76.5% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Caledonia, MS1,50148%3%
      New Hope, MS3,39338%23%
      Columbus, MS24,83314%72%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Austin, MN24,84144%11%
      Elmwood Park, IL24,84529%42%
      West Odessa, TX24,82156%13%
      Galt, CA24,84834%31%
      Coronado, CA24,85267%36%
      Columbus, MS24,83314%72%
      Source: The Columbus, MS education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.